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: Space - Flying Visits

There are a million stars for every grain of sand on Earth. Do any of their orbiting planets hold life?

: Great Railway Journeys

Mark Tully travels 1,000 miles across
Pakistan on the Khyber Mail.


Unknown: Mark Tully

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Thoroughly Modern Antiques

1/4. Tracing the radical redesign of British furniture in the first of tonight's Lost Decade programmes.

: Play It Again

Remembering the golden age of the TV panel game as What's My Line?, The Name's the Same and Ask Your Dad make their debuts during the years 1945-55. Narrated by Hugh Dennis , who chairs a special What's My Line? next. New.


Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: What's My Line?

For one night only, a re-creation of the panel game favourite as Dave Gorman, Amy Lame, Amanda Platell and Brian Sewell try to guess the public's unlikely jobs.
Hugh Dennis chairs. New.


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Amy Lame
Unknown: Amanda Platell
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

A classic edition of the panel game in which natural history experts were asked to identify interesting objects from British museums.

: Our Hidden Lives

A dramatisation of Simon Garfield 's bestselling novel, starring
Richard Briers , Sarah Parish , Ian McDiarmid and Lesley Sharp. On 8 May 1945, the day peace is declared in Europe, four people confront the uncertainties ahead. See yesterday's choice. People's Century is tomorrow at 7.05pm


Unknown: Simon Garfield
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Sarah Parish
Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Lesley Sharp.

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About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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